News, Well Being / December 11, 2017 New Year: What Am I Making of Myself?

By Eric Faria

At the end of every December, it is common to reassess what the past 12 months have meant. It is also commonplace to set goals for the calendar year about to begin. If you take a moment to evaluate where you were one year ago and where you are now, is the balance positive or...

Culinary // Food, News / December 10, 2017 Boozy Rice Pudding

By Alicia Ghio

I don’t make or even eat rice pudding very often. I am not sure why; it’s certainly easy to make and even easier to eat. There’s something about it that is unpretentious and yet so satisfying. It takes me back to childhood and those simpler times. This holiday season I decided to create a “grown...

Columns, News, What You Should Know / December 10, 2017 Boost Your Spirits But Know Your Limits Alcohol and The Holidays: What You Need to Know

By Terry Budlong

Most people like to celebrate during the holidays by drinking, but we often put ourselves and others at risk because we aren’t aware of how alcohol affects us. Alcohol impairs decision-making ability and our driving skills long before we show physical signs of intoxication. Did you know that one 5-ounce glass of wine can take...

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

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Health

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Arielle Levin Becker

Most Connecticut health insurance plans sold through individual and small group markets will undergo steep rate hikes next year, although in some cases, the prices will not go up by as much as carriers had sought. The state Insurance Department approved 13 health policy rate hikes on September 2 that far outstripped increases in recent years, averaging…

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

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Immigration

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

By Michael J. Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel On July 29, 2016, the USCIS finally published their FINAL rule expanding eligibility for a provisional waiver of the 3\10 year bar. The rule went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016. The expanded provisional waiver “expands eligibility for the provisional waiver process to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the waiver…

You Be The Judge

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News

You Be The Judge

By Renato Ghio

Thumbs up or thumbs down? The Manhattan Short Film Festival gives you a chance to indulge your inner film critic. Film lovers in Danbury can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs across six continents in over 250 cities, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September…

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

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Kids & Family

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

By Carol Dores and Anne E. Mead, M.Ed.

I remember the day our older son turned to the younger one and said, “You don’t have to do what mom is telling you to do. She won’t hold you to it and won’t actually follow through on the punishment.” As a parent, I thought, “I was a pushover. My son thinks he can get away with not following through.”…

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

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Op-Ed

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

By Katie Roy

Across Connecticut, children’s access to opportunities plays a pivotal role in their success in school. Unfortunately, children who live in low-income households often have reduced access to opportunities, and often they need additional support in school to ensure they have an equal shot at success. From unstable housing and food insecurity to limited language exposure and parents working multiple…

“Much Ado About Nothing”

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WCSU

“Much Ado About Nothing”

By Tribuna Staff

The Aquila Theatre will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-much-ado-about-nothing-tickets-26781323660. For a complete list of similar…

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

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What You Should Know

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

By Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Attorneys at Law

If you’ve been in an auto accident, your natural response is probably to call your insurance company. After all, you pay premiums to help cover any losses you sustain in an accident and your insurer is there to protect you, right? Maybe. It’s not at all unusual for policyholders to find themselves fighting with insurance…

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

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Culinary // Food

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

By Alicia Ghio

Summer produce is coming in strong from my garden and this salad is an easy way to enjoy it. No cooking, just a lot of chopping. I decided to use corn, zucchini, tomato and scallion, but you can easily add or substitute other vegetables, like cucumbers, bell peppers or even yellow squash. Or kick up…

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

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Hat City Centric

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

By Renato Ghio

  The 30th annual Taste of Greater Danbury comes to downtown on September 10 and 11. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years of live music, delectable food and family entertainment – 30 years of drawing record crowds to the heart of our city. Time does fly. And, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. “We’re really looking forward to…

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